Air Line Pilots Association News
LaHood: Sequester Cuts Mean Up to 2 Hour Flight Delays Starting Sunday
Leaving on a jet plane any time after Sunday? Better get ready to sit tight. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Thursday that flight delays at major airports could reach up to two hours and 10 minutes – and that’s without accounting for weather...
Air Travelers Face Continued Delays
Air travelers started their week with a groan over delays caused by employee furloughs and bad weather. On Monday, more than 1,200 delays were attributable to staffing reductions, and another 1,400 to weather and other factors, according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration....
TSA Head: No Plans to Rescind Agency's New Knives on Planes Policy
Despite growing opposition from airlines and industry unions to the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's new policy allowing passengers to carry small knives on planes, the agency's head today said he is not backing down. "I have to make sure that TSA's focus is on those things that are
American Airlines Joins Opposition to TSA Policy on Knives
American Airlines has joined the growing opposition to the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's new policy that allows passengers to carry small knives on planes. In a letter to TSA Administrator John Pistole, American's Senior Vice President Will Ris wrote that the Fort Worth, Texas-based
Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Bird Strike
Delta Flight 1063 was forced to make an emergency landing at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport after its right engine reportedly experienced a bird strike shortly after takeoff this afternoon. The flight, originally bound for Los Angeles, returned safely to JFK. “On takeoff, the ...
Pilots Warn of a Growing Danger in the Skies
Airlines pilots and the government today sounded the alarm over a growing and dangerous problem: hand-held lasers aimed from the ground right at the cockpits of airplanes. The numbers are staggering. Through Oct 20, there have been 2,795 reports of lasers pointed at helicopters, small...
Pilots Take On Post-9/11 Aviation Security
ABC’s Matt Hosford (@ABCAviation) reports: Ten years after planes were tragically turned into weapons, what do pilots think about aviation security? In a report published today, the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA), the largest pilot union in the U.S., asserts that while aviation security has ...
Pilots, Flight Attendants Call on Congress to Fund FAA
ABC’s Matt Hosford (@ABCAviation) reports: “Congress is jeopardizing the safety of the system and the jobs of Americans.” That’s the message from pilots, flight attendants and air traffic controllers who gathered today at Reagan National Airport. Against a backdrop of driving rain outside, Captain
Demand for airline pilots set to soar
For as long as he can remember, Costas Sivyllis has dreamed of becoming a pilot. "There was no specific moment," says Sivyllis, 20, a junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. "I've grown up my whole life knowing this was it." Sivyllis hardly could have picked a better time to enter his